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Young girl in an evacuation center, 2009. Philippines. Photo: Jerome Ascano / World Bank Source: http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/investing-pre-crisis-financial-risk-management-eases-post-disaster-recovery-needs

Young girl in an evacuation center, 2009. Philippines. Photo: Jerome Ascano / World Bank
Source: http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/investing-pre-crisis-financial-risk-management-eases-post-disaster-recovery-needs

 

Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center

While the majority of the Philippines sleeps, there are teams of people who are up, keeping watch over the country in case a disaster strikes.  They are weather forecasters, disaster managers, and individual volunteers who see it as their duty to be the first to sound the alarm and mobilize responders in a crisis.  Just as in other countries, the Philippine government takes the lead in disaster management. But the private sector and civil society also play a large role, which has been welcomed by the government.  On Wednesday, August 11, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation…

 

Building typhoon-resilience

FOR a country that sits across the typhoon belt, the story of the three little pigs should resonate with an impact beyond the morality created by a childhood fable.  The first pig built his house with straw; the second one, with sticks; and the third, with bricks. Only the last pig’s house withstood the attack of a wolf that “huffed and puffed” to blow each house down to eat the pigs inside.  According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the country is directly in the path of an average of 28 storms or typhoons that enter the….

 

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